Keep first-past-the-post elections, staff report urges city council

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September 24, 2016
super man

( Superman needs another win!!) Ranked ballots “just a better system” counters University of Toronto professor Cambridge Times ByRichard Vivian CAMBRIDGE – Will the next municipal election be decided using a ranked ballot system or the current first-past-the-post process? That’s the issue facing city council members on Tuesday (Sept. 27) as they discuss a staff […]


$249,900…. West Side Cambridge.. Semi Bungalow… OPEN HOUSE SUNDAY 2-4 PM

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September 14, 2016
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PLEASE CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE STARTING OUT .. OR DOWN-SIZING.. EITHER WAY THIS ONE COULD WORK FOR YOU.. EXCELLENT WEST SIDE LOCATION.. CLOSE TO ALL AMENITIES THIS CUTE BRICK BUNGALOW FEATURES: 2 SPACIOUS BEDROOMS NEWLY CARPETED PINE PLANK FLOORING IN LIVING AND DINING ROOMS.. 10′ CEILINGS.. MAIN FLOOR LAUNDRY… UPDATED WINDOWS, HEATING AND ROOF… […]


some random observations of (Cambridge Ontario) city council: by Uwe Kretschmann

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September 11, 2016
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Allow me to make some random observations on the sports complex site selection process, the justification for the complex in its proposed configuration and the public and council interaction. Let me begin with the council and public interaction. A library expansion was on the books for a long time, which included public input. Then, prior […]


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An open Letter to: Clerk City of Cambridge ON

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September 9, 2016
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An open Letter to: Clerk City of Cambridge ON   Mr DiLullo,   As you know I am pushing very hard for Ranked Ballot for the 2018 Municipal Election.   You have made comments in the past that this system would confuse the voting public …   And yet…. you introduced Internet and telephone voting […]


Madam Chair Donna Reid abused her powers and “Discriminated against Sandra Hill”

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September 8, 2016
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Madam Chair Donna Reid abused her powers and “Discriminated against Sandra Hill” needs to be challenged at the next council meeting. “Concerned Public Citizens” need to read this email   September 6, 2016 – 7:00 pm City of Cambridge Public Council Planning & Development Committee Open Public forum requesting to be challenged. NOTICE – To […]


Cambridge, ‘It’s not all right here’

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September 5, 2016
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Cambridge Times Dear Editor, This summer is hot and so is the mega million dollar sportsplex issue that is being designed to be a little bit of something for everyone and nothing much for those that could really use it. The mayor was hoping that by running public meetings through the summer, nobody would show […]


If you live in glass houses…don’t… by Uwe Kretschmann from 2012

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September 4, 2016
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Cambridge Times Well, Mayor Doug Craig, let’s have a look at your two budgets – the region and Cambridge. Ten years ago, you ran on the fact that you didn’t raise taxes for a decade and that Cambridge was debt free. Following your election as mayor, we had 10 years of tax increases and substantial […]


to: MEMBERS OF CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCIL ( Feb 2012) from: CONESTOGA COLLEGE

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September 3, 2016
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Craig Richardson CHAIR BOARD OF GOVERNORS CONESTOGA COLLEGE February 22, 2012 TO: MEMBERS OF CAMBRIDGE CITY COUNCILSUBJECT: LAND PURCHASE AND SEWAGE INFRASTRUCTURE OF NEW CAMBRIDGE CAMPUS The Board of Governors is deeply concerned about the inaccurate statements being made to the media by the Mayor of Cambridge regarding Conestoga’s purchase of the Blair site for […]


Cambridge should invest in new campus, says Conestoga president ( from February 2012)

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September 2, 2016
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PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE TO ENLARGE.. THIS IMAGE SAYS IT ALL..   The City of Cambridge has not contributed one cent toward the construction of a new campus there, says Conestoga College, whose president is calling on the municipality to contribute $6 million, just as it did when it contributed millions to Cambridge Memorial Hospital’s […]


Deceptive and behind the scenes nonsense and antics!

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September 2, 2016

Doug, Michael, Gary, Chris, Donna, Pam, Frank, Richard, Penny and all other city staff & clerks, Let this be your final warning to cease and desist with your over zealous attempts to manipulate and “ram” the Multiplex complex through as “your” desired location which is Conestoga College Cambridge! For all those involved, I would suggest […]


Uwe Kretschmann responds to: Task force sets ‘must haves’ and ‘should nots’ for multiplex

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August 27, 2016
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Task force sets ‘must haves’ and ‘should nots’ for multiplex Task force sets lot size threshold of 17 acres, within the city limits   http://www.cambridgetimes.ca/news-story/6823182-task-force-sets-must-haves-and-should-nots-for-multiplex/   Uwe Kretschmann responds: Well, let me see. The Dunfield theater was build on prime commercial/residential land. The school of architecture had prime residential condo conversion potential. City hall was […]


Cambridge City Councillor wants an end to Multiplex negativity ( 570 NEWS) Donna Reid goes off on Cambridge residents

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August 25, 2016
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She’s on the task force..  You don’t stand a chance Cambridge? She needs to step down!! The City of Cambridge is hosting an open house tomorrow afternoon to give residents a chance to provide input on the proposed Multiplex project. One city councillor is asking those who wish to attend to bring a positive outlook […]


Multiplex at Conestoga College a ‘foregone conclusion’ ( by Rick Cowsill former Ward 2 councillor

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August 25, 2016
handpicked

  Cambridge Times Dear Editor, Related Stories Let’s ‘fend off the negativity’ on… I suppose in the real world, we as citizens are allowed to speak freely and express our feelings on a variety of issues. Being dissatisfied and rebellious on certain ones has become the norm in many circles. The multiplex scenario in our […]


Sportsplex Public information meeting Aug 25/16

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August 24, 2016
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Aug 24, 2016 — This Thursday (tomorrow) public information meeting at the beehive hall Hespeler arena from 3pm to 8pm Following the PIC meeting will be a task force meeting from 8pm until … I encourage you all to register as a delegation and have your say. Question the process. Your presence and desire to be […]


Ranked ballots our best chance for electoral reform

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August 24, 2016
Person voting

Ranked Ballot voting… and no tabulators!!     Waterloo Region Record ByGreg Neiman RED DEER — A recent Canadian Press story effectively debunks the theory that if the Liberal government imposes a ranked-ballot system for national elections, they will somehow guarantee themselves power in perpetuity. Next week, as hearings into electoral reform resume, Conservative supporters […]


‘Glad’ to learn mayor stepped down from multiplex task force

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August 23, 2016
listen to our voices

  Aug 22, 2016 Cambridge Times Dear Editor, On Aug. 11 I attended a multiple task force meeting and the first public presenter Connie Cody did an excellent job. It looked like she spent a lot of time researching the merits of the Conestoga College site and, if her facts are accurate, we should be […]


Another one who should step down.. Greg Durochea

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August 23, 2016
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To whom it may concern, I would invite you all to view a blog (rant) that Mr. Greg Durocher of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce released on Monday December 7, 2015 at 11:07 a.m. as I found it quite disturbing and conflicting with his appointment/reappointment to the Cambridge Multiplex task force. His verbal attack on […]


DONNA REID, needs to step down from the Task Force

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August 23, 2016
dishonest

The following post in the Cambridge Times clearly shows this Councillor is not on side with the residents who are speaking out against the Conestoga location.. She is bullying the voting public with her biased views concerning the Multiplex.. Telling us they know what’s best for us.. and…she’s on the  task force.!!! and…  she voted […]


Question raised about mayor’s involvement on multiplex task force

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August 18, 2016
kicked out

Cambridge Times By Richard Vivian CAMBRIDGE- Should Mayor Doug Craig be on new multiplex task force? The answer seems to depend on how strictly you interpret council’s procedural bylaw. If you go by the letter of the law, the answer appears to be no, and yet he is. Concerned resident Dave May is calling for […]


Members of public can’t sit on Cambridge’s new sportsplex task force ( from 2015)

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August 18, 2016

TALK ABOUT A RIGGED SHOW..   Feb 27, 2015 Waterloo Region Record ByChris Herhalt CAMBRIDGE — A sports advocate who has begged city for a new sports multiplex in Cambridge for years says he’s dismayed that only city bureaucrats and councillors will be allowed to sit on a new council-appointed “sports task force.” Starting in […]


Citizen rep no more, Durocher the voice for Chamber of Commerce on new multiplex task force

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July 7, 2016

Cambridge Times ByRichard Vivian CAMBRIDGE – There’s been a shake-up of sorts on the city’s new multiplex task force, with a change to one person’s role. Greg Durocher was appointed to the task force on June 13 as a citizen representative, along with four others from the community. He now sits as the voice of […]


Ranked ballots are the right way to go

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July 5, 2016
Person voting

  Cambridge Times An opportunity for electoral reform is coming to communities throughout Ontario. Will Cambridge city council take advantage for the sake of residents? We hope so. Legislation allowing for ranked ballots to be used in municipal elections, starting in 2018, was approved last week. For city, town and township councils that adopt this […]


This is no way for governments to behave

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July 4, 2016
the chosen

Cambridge Times It’s not unreasonable to have a representative of the Cambridge Chamber of Commerce on the city’s multiplex location task force. At $78 million, this is a major project that will have an impact beyond potential users, reaching every taxpayer. A facility like this will also come with a significant economic impact – not […]


Cambridge…the “chosen five” for the new multiplex task force needs a closer look

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June 21, 2016
the chosen

We recently received the following email… Thought you should know who is on this task force. Most of the people that were chosen for the task force are friends with Doug Craig. Penny Price is a Lawyer in town… Greg Durocher…another friend of Craig’s .. remember it was at a Chamber Meeting where the idea […]


North Dumfries settles community complex lawsuit

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May 18, 2016
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  Waterloo Region Record By Paige Desmond NORTH DUMFRIES — Poor management by staff during construction of the North Dumfries Community Complex may have contributed to lawsuits against the township that cost taxpayers about $246,000. On Monday, council heard the results of a three-year legal and mediation process between the township, the general contractor on […]


All logic and reason infinitely farther away… Cambridge City Hall

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May 14, 2016
no logic

(Editorial Cartoon – Gray ) THE SPORTSPLEX The original point of concern is always the process used by them at city hall. The same applies to Drayton Theater, the new city hall, the Old Post Office and the new pedestrian bridge. Millions of dollars spent while shadow boxing the public. Public input stifled and openly shut […]


Take a good hard look in the mirror, Doug!

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May 10, 2016
be thekind of leader

  Today’s editorial in the Cambridge times:  ” Dysfunctional ” city council ( click here to link to the Times) With respect to the editorial writer, the 1977-78 Cambridge council was ” dysfunctional “. These are just some of the examples: The mayor wanted to set up a ” cores corporation ” , operating outside […]


What is the objective of building the new sports complex?

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May 9, 2016
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What is the objective of building the new sports complex? According to council, a facility review has taken place and it was deemed that to upgrade the current facilities would be too expensive. In addition, council has come to the conclusion that such a new facility would also include additional rec. facilities to accommodate the […]


IMPORTANT RALLY ON MAY 11/16 AT THE NEWFOUNDLAND CLUB 6:30PM

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May 8, 2016
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  WHEN: May 11, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. WHERE: THE NEWFOUNDLAND CLUB PURPOSE: FOR QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS WHAT DOES THE CITY’S MAY 3/16 MOTION MEAN? WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO ATTEND THE SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING ? WHAT LENDING YOUR VOICE TO OUR MEANS?   WE WILL HAVE A FEW SPEAKERS AND HOPE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS […]


WHAT IS GOING ON IN CAMBRIDGE ??? ( was a deal struck in 2012 for the Sportsplex?)

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May 3, 2016
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Is someone trying to pull a fast one on the Residents of Cambridge? Are we being told that it’s not fair that we are upset and standing together as one strong voice? Monteiro states that so many “untruths” are being told by the residents of Cambridge…but wait, what does Conestoga Board members have to say […]


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